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#FOTD – Bewitching Bloom (Haiku)

Quiet peaceful trance.
Watch the orange flower bloom.
Presence mystifies.

Tension melts away.
Nature wielding energy
That calms inner storms.

Aphrodisiac,
Like a transfixed artichoke,
Stimulates Senses.

Cheers everyone! 🍵😊

Posted in Nature, poetry, Quotes

#OctPoWriMo13 – Rooted in Love

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Marcus Garvey
Image Credit: Pixabay

A solitary beauty grows
in lovely fields where the wind blows
Everred tree provides some shade
for the wild children who played

Enveloped by the scarlet rows…

Brown branches sometimes house the crows
Love given during fated throes
from the precious red leaves that swayed

Sacred deep roots…

Donning the color of a rose
Nature’s kind nurse naturally knows
Fostering healing in swift aid
when our weak well being is frayed
and bring us back up from our lows

Sacred deep roots…

Day 13 – Tree – Rondeau
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#OctPoWriMo9 – Fiery Forest

“I see fire
Burning the trees
And I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire…”

Ed Sheeran
Image Credit: peoplesdispatch.org

Crackling flames setting homes ablaze
Amazon wilderness’ atmospheric haze
Collapsing lungs of Mother Gaia
Praying for healing to Her own messiah
Struggling to breathe in the only bloom,
Constricted by a carbon monoxide plume
Destructive deforestation threatening demise
Suffocating life sparking international cries
Billows of smoke blending in with the clouds
Contaminating the precious air it enshrouds

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A-to-Z Challenge: Rejuvenate

Good morning everyone! While enjoying my daily routine of drinking tea this morning, I read a Life Hack article called “40 Self Care Techniques To Rejuvenate And Restore Yourself“. One important life lesson I have learned is the importance of rejuvenation.

There are times when many of us experience burnout. I enjoy engaging my sense of smell with various essential oils such as eucalyptus or the scent of a mandarin cranberry candle to help me unwind. Other bloggers have explored the various impact that fragrances can have on your life:

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10 Ingredients for My Personal Rejuv Concoction

  1. Blog: I take great enjoyment in being able to express my thoughts, ideas, and photos of what I see on my blog and interact with other bloggers. Love getting inspired by all of you!
  2. Garden: It’s rewarding to grow plants and watch them grow when you care for them
  3. Hike: Being surrounded by nature refreshes me after having my eyes glued to the computer for long stretches of time.
  4. Jog/yoga: I feel more alive and energetic when I engage my body
  5. Journal: Here is where I journey into my heart and soul no matter where I’m at by putting my pen to work. I sketch and make crafts to put in my journal as well.
  6. Read: I enjoy visiting other worlds and exploring realms of various ideas when I read. I can improve my well being, learn how to manage areas of my life better, gain different perspectives
  7. Play the Piano: Music always gets in tune with what I’m feeling
  8. Vacation: Travelling has broadened my horizons and helped me meet a variety of people from various backgrounds.
  9. A new hairdo: Absolutely love to explore a new hair style!
  10. Spend time with family, friends, boyfriend: I enjoy exploring new things like trying out a new recipe with my loved ones, listening to their thoughts, relishing their reactions.

Cheers to the experiences, people, things that help rejuvenate us!

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A-to-Z Challenge: Optimism

Kristen has invited us to think about attitude for Rory’s 3.2.1. Quote Me Challenge this week. I discovered a poem and some quotes about optimism and its link to attitude which makes me reflect on my own life. Enjoy!

Heal Yourself
By: Laya Sarath

The self within you is perturbed
Rusty, Dusty, unclear and broken
Ruptured spirit you carry within
It needs to be healed…
Healed from within your spirit
The soul needs to be nourished
With good deeds and thoughts
The soul within must be rejuvenated
Neatly cleaned and polished so to
Flow positive energy through body…
Cleanse the spirit, awaken yourself
Embrace solitude
Solitude I say is very powerful
To know the being within you

Some days you are more powerful
Than anyone around you..
Your company to self has stronger
And greater impact in life…
You would feel more relaxed
And determined on your own…
And that’s the time you realize
How strong and better you are
On your own…
For some reasons, you are stronger
Than anyone today, And this must go on

Heal Yourself; Live Yourself

Quotes on Optimism

When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.

W. Bruce Cameron

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell

Optimism, by the way, is not a superficial attitude. It’s a very muscular attitude. It’s a bold attitude that says no matter what, I can find a way. I can find the resources to deal with this.

Dr. Ned Hallowell

Optimism is the tool to help you get up after a fall, and to keep going toward the life you really want.

Unknown

Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.

Seth Godin

Don’t worry about whether it’s half full or half empty. The point is, it’s refillable. That’s really all that matters.

Unknown

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back into difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.

Unknown

Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.

Unknown

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.

idlehearts.com

A positive attitude can turn a storm into a sprinkle.

Robert Hensel

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3.2.1 Quote Me – Creativity

Jenna, The Sunshine Artist, has tagged me for the 3.2.1. Quote Me challenge started by Rory, A Guy Called Bloke and K-9 Doodlepip!, about creativity, one of my favorite topics! From making my own greeting cards, stories, clothes, gifts, being creative is one of the most rewarding endeavors I will ever embark in my life.

I really enjoy these quotes by Pixar!

As I ponder on the quotes below, I’ve realized that creativity is very difficult to measure in the classroom. If some people claim that they aren’t blessed with it, I wonder if some people can unlock the creativity within you. 🙂

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30-Day Song Challenge: Day 23

Today’s challenge is a song I think everyone should hear at least once. What a challenge since everyone has such different tastes! So keep that in mind as I share my humble collection. Enjoy! 🙂

A beautiful moment in animation! The soothing voice of a sweet child in Saoirse Song…

Saoirse Song

A soft lullaby to help you sleep and take you to magical places by the sea…

Song of the Sea

The soft tunes of the Orient…

Healing Chinese Zen Music

Mandisa’s inspirational & motivational music- Whatever difficulty you’re going through right now, you can get through it!

Mandisa – Overcomer

Amadeus Electric Quartet is a blessing in the instrumental world. Hope you enjoy the majestic scenery they take you through as you listen to their wonderful melodies!

Earth Song – Amadeus Electric Quartet
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#Nonet, 30-Day Song Challenge: Day 9

By letting our children lead us to their own special places we can rediscover the joy and wonder of nature. 

Richard Louv

#Nonet: Healing Magic
Take the first step into the unknown
A space beyond comprehension
Absorbed in wonder and joy
Celestial beings freely
Drifting in the wind
Mystify souls
Near heaven
Inspire
Awe

Enya’s celtic music makes me feel wonderful, at peace, and incredibly happy. Her music seems to  fit the theme of my poem today! All of her music feels unworldly and heavenly. She is my angel here on Earth whose healing music helps me study, go to bed, calm down, breathe. 🙂 I’ll probably mention her some more in the future challenges because she has impacted my life in a big way. 

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